The following information was excerpted from the Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 9.
Title 44. STATE GOVERNMENT.
Chapter 44.09. STATE SEAL, FLAG, AND EMBLEMS.
Sec. 44.09.080. State fish.
The king salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the official fish of the state.
The Alaska Statutes - 2007. The Alaska State Legislature. 2009. 19 February 2009 <http://www.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin/folioisa.dll/stattx07?>
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.
Chinook Salmon: Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook Series.
Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon: Alaska Department of Fish and Game species of special concern; Federal threatened species.
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Document from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): U.S. Department of Commerce: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: National Marine Fisheries Service: Office of Protected Resources.
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha): Article from The Nature Conservancy.
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon): University of Michigan Museum of Zoology: Animal Diversity Web.
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum in Artedi, 1792): Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha: From eNature.com.
State Fish: Complete list of official state Fish.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Alaska state symbols.
Alaska's Fish: A Guide to Selected Species, by Robert H Armstrong. 96 pages. Alaska Northwest Books (May 1, 1996) A take along pocket guide with full color photos of nineteen freshwater and anadromous fish and fifteen saltwater fish. Learn identifying features, size, spawning habits, habitat, range and much more. The guide also lists viewing areas, species found there and best months to find them.
Coastal Fish Identification: California to Alaska, by Paul Humann. 292 pages. New World Publications; 2nd edition (October 1, 2008) From the beautiful cool waters of Catalina Island to the frigid straits teaming with life in British Columbia, this book covers it all. This is the most comprehensive pictorial fish ID guide ever published for these waters. More than 320 superb color photos are presented in our popular, quick-reference format.
Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler's Guide, by Rene Limeres and Gunnar Pedersen. 464 pages. Publishers Design Group; 3rd edition (March 1, 2005) The most comprehensive "insiders" guide on Alaska fishing, revised, updated, and expanded in this new deluxe, full color Third Edition. Written by the state's top fishing experts, this latest version now covers all 17 major Alaska sport species (fresh and salt waters), all methods (fly, spin, and bait), and all six regions of the state, with details on over 300 of the most productive Alaska fishing locations.